Arna Morton (violin)

Arna Morton (violin)

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ABOUT THIS ARTIST

Arna Morton, first violin | Born and raised in Christchurch, Arna moved to Wellington in 2009 to complete her Bachelor of Music and Masters of Musical Arts in Violin at the New Zealand School of Music under the tutelage of the ever-inspiring Helene Pohl of the New Zealand String Quartet. In 2014, Arna moved to Melbourne, Australia, and she is currently a Performance PhD candidate, Academic Assistant, and recipient of the Australian Postgraduate Award at the University of Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, supervised by the highly esteemed American violinist Dr Curt Thompson. Arna was the joint first prize winner of the 2013/14 National Concerto Competition, performing Szymanowski's First Violin Concerto with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, and returned to perform Ravel's Tzigane with the CSO in 2015. She was also a 2016 Gisborne International Music Competition Prizewinner, and the winner of the 2015 Melbourne Conservatorium of Music Concerto Competition, going on to perform Britten's Violin Concerto with the MCM Symphony Orchestra in October 2016.

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